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Alexander City is a city in Tallapoosa County.

The community was named for E.P. Alexander, railroad president.

The latitude of Alexander City is 32.943N. The longitude is -85.953W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,966.


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Median household income
Local
$29,309
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alexander City demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Youngsville
· Georgia Store
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 108. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.3 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Hank Williams' song, "Kaw-Liga" in which he mentions the wooden Indian at Kowaliga Point
Local festivals include:
  • Jazz Fest - June 8-9, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
  • Turtle Races - June 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alexander City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wind Creek State Park, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Lake Martin
Colleges and universities: Central Alabama Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alexander City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tallapoosa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36861 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Alexander City residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alexander City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alexander City was $17,305, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Alexander City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Alexander City include Alexander City Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alexander City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $261.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $768.


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Libraries in Alexander City include Adelia McConnell Russell Library ... View libraries

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Tallapoosa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexander City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Alexander City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alexander City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Alexander City include Best Western Horseshoe Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Jameson Inn Alexander City.

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